9 Days Jomolhari Round Trek

It is a classic 9-day Trek starting from (Drugyal Dzong) Paro and end at Dodena near Thimphu. The route passes through two high passes from Jangothang. The views of Jumolhari mountain (7314 M) from Jangothang is spectacular.

Jumolhari Round Trek Cost

The cost will depend on Groups.USD 3485 per person is the cost for Single person taking the Trek. For groups the charges will be cheaper. Minimum person needed to begin this Trek is 2.

Jumolhari Trek Difficulty

Max Elevation 5,000 m
Min Elevation 2,500 m
Difficulty Medium
Season September, October, November
No. of Days 14 Days

Best Time to Book Jumolhari Round Trek:

The round trek is more challenging and involves high altitude crossing. This places are covered by snow most of the time. Its advisable to book from April to May and September to November. This 5months will be the best time to trek

Tour Program Destination Tour Activity Hotels/Camps
Day 01 Arrival at Paro Cultural Sightseeing and acclimatization Metta Resort
Day 02 Paro Sightseeing Cultural Sightseeing and acclimatization Metta Resort
Day 03 Paro to Shana Trek Begins Trekking Camping
Day 04 Shana – Thangthangka Trekking Camping at Thathangka
Day 05 Thangthangka – Jangothang Trekking Camping at Jangothang
Day 06 Jangothang (Halt) Trekking Camping at Jangothang
Day 07 Jangothang – Lingshi Trekking Camping at Lingshi
Day 08 Lingshi – Shodu Trek Camp at Shod
Day 09 Shodu – Barshong Trek Camp at Shod
Day 10 Barshong – Dolamkencho Trek Camp at Dolamkencho
Day 11 Dolamkencho – Dodena – Thimphu Trek Hotel Jumolhari
Day 12 Thimphu Sightseeing Cultural sightseeing Hotel Jumolhari
Day 13 Thimphu to Paro Tiger nest Hike Cultural sightseeing Hotel Metta Resort
Day 14 Paro – Airport

Jumolhari Round Trek

TREKKING ITINERARY

Day 01. Arrival at Paro:

Upon arrival at Paro airport, received by representative from our company, transfer to the hotel. You will spend time at small town of pro exploring the market.Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 02. Paro sightseeing:

After breakfast, drive to the ruins of Drukgyel dzong, now in ruins was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in 1644; the dzong name’s means indeed “ victorious Druk “. The Dzong was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire caused by butter lamp destroyed it. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century and then visit Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong presently houses administrative offices. After lunch visit the Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower, which has been, since 1967, the national museum of Bhutan. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 03. Paro – Shana (Start of Trek):

Our trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro river and we pass cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages. The forests are alive with numerous birds and brightly coloured butterflies. Overnight at camp Shana. Altitude 2,820 m; Distance 14 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours.

Day 04. Shana – Thangthangka:

The trail follows the river through a heavily forested area with a few isolated farmhouses. It narrows and closes in and the trail winds up and down along the drainage. We pass a junction enroute, where another path leads north over the Tremo La to Tibet. Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. Altitude 3610 m; Distance 21 Km; Time 7 – 8 hours.

Day 05. Thangthangka – Jangothang:

In the morning after passing a small army post, the trail slowly leaves the forest line and gradually climbs into a beautiful valley, passing Tegethang, a winter home of yak herdsmen. Lunch will be served in one of these huts. Lots of yaks will be seen today before we arrive at the Jhomolhari base camp (4,115 m). High mountains overlook the camp and visible nearby are the ruins of an old fortress used to guard Bhutan against Tibetan invasions. Altitude 4,115 m; Distance 15 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours.

Day 06. Jangothang:

Rest day at Jangothang, enjoy the superb view all around.

Day 07. Jangothang – Lingshi:

The trail follows the stream for half an hour and crosses the bridge to the right side. Start the climb up to the first ridge with a breathtaking view of Jumolhari, JichuDrakey and Tsrim Ghang. Then walk towards the valley, almost flat for a while, until the climb to the Nyeley la pass at an altitude of 4,700 meters. After the pass it’s a gradual descent to the Lingshi camp, enjoying the panorama view of the peaks and Lingshi dzong. Camp altitude is 4000 meters. Walking time 7-8 hours.

Day 08. Lingshi – Shodu:

8 hrs walk. The trail today climbs to Yalila Pass (4820 m), from where on a clear day, impressive views of Mount Jumolhari, Tserim Kang and Masagang can be seen.

Day 09. Shodu – Barshong:

This is the place where one comes back to the tree line. The path follows the Thimphu River, descending through rhododendron, juniper and other alpine forest. The view of the cliff facing rocks and waterfalls are stunning. Hot lunch will be served by the riverside. After lunch the trail gradually ascends to the ruins of the Barshong dzong, reaching the camp at the altitude 3600meters. Walking time 6-7 hours.

Day 10. Barshong – Dolamkencho:

The road descends through alpine forest and we once again join Thimphu river for a while. After lunch climb up to Dolamkencho camp at the altitude of 3600meters. Walking time 5-6 hours.

Day 11. Dolamkencho – Dodena – Thimphu:

The path descends through bamboo forests all the way to Dolamkencho, finally joining Thimphu River again. Arrive at Dodena where you will be picked up for the drive to Thimphu (15 km). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12. Thimphu sightseeing:

The day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. We then visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls). After lunch we drive to the Traditional Medicine Institute where medicines are prepared according to ancient practices, and to Lungtenzampa to observe the Royal silver smiths and Bhutanese paper factory at work.

Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). The Tashichho Dzong is open to visitors only in winter when the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body move to Punakha the ancient winter capital of Bhutan. We drive to Simtokha Dzong; the oldest Dzong of Bhutan built by Shabdrung in 1627 and finally visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Over night in Hotel.

Day 13. Thimphu- Paro Taktsang HIKE:

After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, the trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort.

After lunch, visit Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”), the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Over night in Hotel.

 

Day 14. Paro Airport (Departure): Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell.

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Trekking Guide: Mr.Lal Bdr Rai have done this trekking 20 times and have very good knowledge about this Trekking route. He had in-depth knowledge of the place.

Trekking Cook: Our Cook Kaka is licensed and trained Trekking cook. Though he may not be a very good conversationalist in English but he is well trained in cooking of all varieties of meals. During his service he lead almost 20 to 30 trekking groups in Bhutan all around the country every year.

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